Slightly different Discourse logo?

The current Discourse logo for Racket is exactly the same as the racket-lang.org one, so when I have the docs.racket-lang.org open, both tabs look the same (at least on Chrome), which makes it more difficult to switch to the relevant tabs, in particular since I usually end up with dozens of docs pages opened.

Is it possible to use a slightly different logo for the Discourse tabs?

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I have the same habit, so I agree that slightly different favicons would be nice.

Favicons are small, so what would make sense?

Maybe superimposing a pen icon or a speech ballon on top of the current logo?

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I like the speech bubble over Racket idea

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It would also count as a Creative Racket Competition entry!
Creative Racket Competition 2022: January 1, 2022 → February 28, 2022

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How about this?
racket-discourse-favicon
(edit: add white background in speech bubble)

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image
It is different but has unfortunate cropping. Can you put it in a square?

If you use this: https://realfavicongenerator.net/ it will give you a correct favicon
(I'll modify the code later, to do this)

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how does it look now?

It looks okay, but @soegaard just made a better one: metapict/racket-logo.rkt at master · soegaard/metapict · GitHub

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I’ve put the new favicon on but I’m afraid to mess with my cache right now so someone else will have to tell me how it looks?

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LGTM:
Screen Shot 2022-01-10 at 5.30.45 PM

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It's absolutely amazing! Thank you @Laurent.O and @spdegabrielle - I didn't realize such little thing can be so useful before I saw it in my typical tabs listing.

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It looks great! Thanks @soegaard and @spdegabrielle !

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Can this also be added to Discourse's top nav bar? The existing Racket logo + the word "Racket" makes me think it goes to the Racket homepage rather than the Discourse index page.

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I second @countvajhula, it would be great to make this the logo for the Racket Discourse group.

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@countvajhula @kablooey

You can experiment with making a new logo for Discourse using the code for
[1] the new logo (which generates an svg) and
[2] the currently used dark theme logo (needs to be a png) and
[3] the currently used light theme logo (needs to be a png) .

I think the speech bubble looks best in small, but try it out - and adjust it if
it looks odd in a larger size. The current background ellipse (not visible) might not be needed for the speech bubble.

[1] metapict/racket-logo.rkt at master · soegaard/metapict · GitHub
[2] metapict/racket-logo.rkt at master · soegaard/metapict · GitHub
[3] metapict/racket-logo.rkt at master · soegaard/metapict · GitHub

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@soegaard I followed your detailed instructions and created these:

discourse-white-logo

discourse-dark-logo

WDYT?

The source code is:

(define (create-discourse-logo [light? #t])
  (define blackish (make-color* 17 17 17))
  (set-curve-pict-size 260 260)
  (define a 0.6)
  (define t (trans 1 0 0 1 0.2 -0.15))
  (define transparent
    (crop/inked
     (with-font
       (make-similar-font (new-font) #:face "Cooper Hewitt" #:size 200)
       (draw (penscale 16
                       (color (if light? "white" blackish)
                              (pencolor (if light? blackish "white")
                                        (filldraw ((trans 1 0 0 1 -0.9 0.9)
                                                   (flipy (scaled 1/100 speech-bubble)))))))
             (color blue  (fill (t (scaled a blue-curve))))
             (color red   (fill (t (scaled a red-left-curve))))
             (color red   (fill (t (scaled a red-middle-curve))))
             ))))
  (define w (pict-width  transparent))
  (define h (pict-height transparent))
  ; (define background      (filled-ellipse (* 0.991 w) (* 0.991 h) #:color "white" #:draw-border? #f))
  ; (define with-background (cc-superimpose background transparent))
  transparent)

(define (create-racket-discourse-speech-black-logo)
  (define blackish (make-color* 17 17 17))
  (set-curve-pict-size 260 260)
  (define transparent
    (crop/inked
     (with-font
       (make-similar-font (new-font) #:face "Cooper Hewitt" #:size 200)
       (beside
        (create-discourse-logo #f)
        (blank 15 1)
        (above (blank 1 30)
               (pict:text "Racket"
                          (cons (make-color* "white")
                                (current-font))))))))
  (define w (pict-width  transparent))
  (define h (pict-height transparent))
  (define background      (filled-rectangle (* 1.02 w) (* 1 h) #:color blackish #:draw-border? #f))
  (define with-background (cc-superimpose background transparent))
  with-background)

(define (create-racket-discourse-speech-white-logo)
  (define blackish (make-color* 17 17 17))
  (set-curve-pict-size 260 260)
  (define transparent
    (crop/inked
     (with-font
       (make-similar-font (new-font) #:face "Cooper Hewitt"
                          #:size 200)
       (beside
        (create-discourse-logo)
        (blank 15 1)
        (above (blank 1 30)
               (pict:text "Racket"
                          (cons (make-color* blackish)
                                (current-font))))))))
  (define w (pict-width  transparent))
  (define h (pict-height transparent))
  (define background      (filled-rectangle (* 1.02 w) (* 1 h) #:color white #:draw-border? #f))
  (define with-background (cc-superimpose background transparent))
  with-background)

(define discourse-black-logo (create-racket-discourse-speech-black-logo))

(define discourse-white-logo (create-racket-discourse-speech-white-logo))

(define (save-pict-to-file pict file [filetype 'svg]) ; or 'png
  (save-pict file (scale (/ 120 (pict-height pict)) pict) filetype))

(save-pict-to-file discourse-black-logo "discourse-dark-logo.png" 'png)
(save-pict-to-file discourse-white-logo "discourse-white-logo.png" 'png)


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Thank you!
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Looks great!

Okay if I add it to racket-logo.rkt ?

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Of course!

.... extra characters ...

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